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Police: Wis. homicide suspect fired at officer

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) -- Ashland police say a teenage boy suspected of killing a man fired shots at an officer who arrived at the scene.

Police were sent to the home Monday night. At a news conference, Capt. Jim Gregoire said the 14-year-old suspect fired twice at the first officer to arrive around 9 p.m.

Gregoire says the officer, a 20-year veteran, then fired two shots. The suspect retreated into the house, and officers heard another shot. The suspect suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen, which police believe was self-inflicted.

WDIO-TV reports the suspect was hospitalized and later transferred to jail. He's being held on $250,000 bail as prosecutors finalize charges, which police say could include first-degree homicide and attempted homicide.

The victim, 52-year-old William Saari, suffered several gunshot and stab wounds.


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